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Staple Stonewash Denim

Tuesday, June 9th, 2009

Stonewash DenimAs we know stonewash denim is huge this season – and whether you opt for some staple skinnies or dabble in some swimwear there are tons of options out there for embracing this trend!

Here are my top four picks of the best pieces in the shops!

Marc Jacob’s denim bikini is set to be popular this summer and you can pick it up from ASOS for £85 for the top and another £85 for the bottoms.

I love these denim shorts by True Religion which come in at £145 and are available from Net-a-porter.

No summer wardrobe is complete without a denim skirt and this lantern shape number from Topshop is a great piece and costs just £32.

Finally if you don’t like to wear stonewash you can always carry it instead with this denim holdall, which is a great bargain at £28 from ASOS!


Topshop Summer Essentials

Friday, June 5th, 2009

Topshop Summer EssentialsI love Topshop’s online Summer Essentials page… lots of inspiration for those summer beach holidays!

Use it as a checklist for your holiday packing or just snap up what you need.

I love their appliqué horse tote bag in coral. It’s got the seaside theme and is bright and cheery – a nice change to those corporate work bags we’ve been lugging round all winter! Plus it’s really roomy for all your beach bag goodies and costs £35.

Next on my wish list is their multi plait trim trilby hat – perfect for snoozing under whilst protecting your face form those rays. It comes in at £20.

I couldn’t step off a place without some great shades and these animal print ones will go with anything and are nice and cheap at £15.

Obviously swimwear is an essential and I just love this vintage floral bikini in blue for £25.

Lastly you need something to pack it all in and lug it about and Topshop’s animal print trolley case is perfect for the job and will stand out nicely on the carousel and will only set you back £60.

Hit this link to shop Summer Essentials yourself!


Anya Hindmarch Summer Tote Bags

Thursday, June 4th, 2009

Anya Hindmarch Laundry Canvas ToteFollowing on from our summer bags post a couple of days ago, here’s some more arm candy to flash around this summer.

Legendary handbag designer Anya Hindmarch has just launched three new tote bags for summer. The cream canvas bag as tan leather straps and an inside pocket. There are three different line drawing designs – a coral ‘Laundry Print’ which shows a pair of socks hanging on a washing line, a green ‘Shopping Print’, which feature toothpaste, chocolate, and a wine bottle and a ‘Meat and Poultry’ print which has three chickens on it.

These spacious casual bags are perfect for the weekends, and add a stylish touch to a jeans and top combo.

There’s loads of space for all your bag essentials, and it would easily double up as a beach bag.

And the best part is they’re only £55 each – a bargain for an Anya Hindmarch bag! They’re available from Net A Porter now.


Summer Bags

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2009

Marsk and Spencer and ASOS Summer BagsBags have been a bit overlooked this season, in favour of statement sky high shoes, but they’re still an essential accessory for finishing that summer outfit.

A spacious day time bag is a must, whether you’re round town or at the beach, you don’t want to be cramming everything in to a tiny bag. This Marks and Spencer Chain Straw Weave Shopping Bag on the right, has a great summer feel, and the chain detail gives is a sophisticated edge. Perfect for getting everything in and out of, and the light, natural colour will match anything. It costs £25 and is available now.

For the evening, the clutch is still the number one bag to be seen with, and this Half Moon Clutch from ASOS is incorporates lots of summer trends, including nude colours, a hard casing and a shell motif. there’s a strap in case you don’t trust yourself to hang on to it, and it’s also got a vintage feel to it. It costs £22 and you can get it from ASOS now.


Vintage Jewellery Shopping Over At ASOS

Sunday, May 31st, 2009

Vintage TreasureI love a bit of vintage shopping, especially when it comes to unique and unusual jewellery pieces but sometimes there’s just not enough time to head to the right places for a goof rummage around.

ASOS now offer the perfect solution.. they do the hard work for you!

Introducing Vintage Treasure – they have teamed up with Susan Caplan (a specialist in these sort of things) who has put together a collection of fifty pieces, some even from big names such as Givenchy and Chanel.

Check out the collection and pick up some stunning finds here.


Great Bag for Work or Play

Sunday, May 31st, 2009

Topshop SatchelI am always on the lookout for a great handbag and always look for something that will be appropriate for both work and play and this leather metal corner bag from Topshop is ticking all my boxes!

The boxy shape and smart detailing make it perfect for work, whilst the roominess and soft summer shades make it perfect to playtime too.

Made from 100% leather and available in 3 gorgeous summer hues (aqua, coral and cream) these satchels are £90 and feature both shoulder straps as well as handles.

The only trouble you’ll have is choosing which colour!

To pick one up for yourself, head over to Topshop here.


New Exotica Style Bangles

Sunday, May 31st, 2009

ASOS Square BanglesA quick and easy way to nod towards the New Exotica trend is to arm yourself with a set of chunky wooden bangles such as these beauties.

Available from ASOS in the sale at just £6.50 for the pair (was £9.95), these square shape wooden bangles feature some great metal detailing and are perfect for adding a hint of tribal-esq jewellery to your look.

For maximum impact pair with handfuls of thin gold bangles and large gold earrings – accessorising to the max is what it’s all about.

You can pick these up by follow this link over to ASOS.


The Petal Purse

Saturday, May 23rd, 2009

Petal PurseWith the wedding season kicking off once again, it’s time for many of us to start hunting down the perfect dress and accessories for our various ceremonies and receptions on our calendar, and the top of my wish list is this floriferous satin petal clutch by Christan Louboutin.

Perfect for adding a fun and feminine touch to any outfit, this fushia purse features a ruffle petal finish as well as Louboutin’s signature shoe fastening (very Carrie of Sexy and the City), a silver beaded chain to hold, as well as their famous red lining.

Perfect for clashing against strong colours or accenting pale flirtatious and feminine pieces, it is available over at Net-a-porter for £835.

It’s most certainly an investment piece, but a very beautiful one at that!


The Sophisticated Cincher

Sunday, April 26th, 2009

Reiss Lamorna Black BeltI’m a real fan of waist cinchers, but not so keen on the common use of large oversized square buckles on the front of them.

This black patent stud fastening belt with its faceted edge jewel buckle is the perfect antidote!

The glossy finish adds a slick of sophistication, whilst the patent belt nips everything in creating a sleek silhouette.

This is a great belt for adding an elegant or professional air to a look, something that a lot of the waist cinchers don’t seem to quite manage.

You can pick this up from Reiss for £49.


First The Bucket, Now The Barrel

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009

ASOS Barrel BagAs we all know big trends this summer will be western and safari and what better to top off your looks than with this leather weave detail barrel bag.

I love the unsual shape (is it just me or did any other kids of the 1980’s have lots of barrel shaped bags as children?) My Care Bear and Rainbow Bright barrel bags were my particular favourites!

The long shoulder strap means you can wear it across the body as well as over the shoulder.

Great for teaming with a plain safari style shirt shift and anything from floral skirts to stone wash denim, you can grab one from ASOS for £28.